St. Alponsa was born on 19th August 1910 as the fourth child of Joseph and Mary Muttathupadath, in the parish of Kudamaloor in the state of Kerala. She was baptized on the 27th August. Her baptismal name was Anna and her pet name Annakutty. Her mother passed away three months after her birth. Annakutty started … Continued
Alphonsa’s cloistered life lasted about sixteen years. During most of this period she was afflicted with various illnesses so much so that some people may think of her as an unfortunate character whose life was overcast by the shadows of melancholy to the exclusion of all spots of sunshine. Others may think that Alphonsa, who … Continued
She was the darling daughter of Joseph and Mary. They called her Annakutty, a form of ‘Anna’ which showed endearment. She was an extraordinarily pretty girl. Indeed, God had abundantly blessed her with beauty, such beauty as would tempt anyone to stop and look at her for a second time. It is so wonder several … Continued
Alphonsa of the Immaculate Conception was a Catholic Franciscan Religious Sister who is now honored as a saint, the first person of Indian origin to be canonized as a saint by the Catholic Church and the first canonized saint of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, an Eastern Catholic Church of the Saint Thomas Christian community.